Zippo ~ Lil' Ricky Rocker

Zippo ~ Lil' Ricky Rocker


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Appaloosas are noted for their unique spotted coats and Lil' Ricky Rocker doesn't disappoint! The flashy 1992 leopard Appaloosa gelding made his show debut at age 3, but then colicked and was given little chance of survival. Not only did Ricky pull through, he came back the next year to become the Reserve World Champion in Junior Reining!

Owned by Ron and Donna Georgyi of Ohio, Ricky had success is many different classes, including earning several National and World Championships in Appaloosa Heritage. In this exciting class, stages of the breed's rich history are portrayed with the horse and rider costumed to represent anything from Native Americans to Spanish conquistadors! The horse and rider are judged on the authenticity of their attire and equipment, markings of the horse, written description, and a 60-second oral presentation. Ron and Ricky showed in the attire of a Plains Indian from the 1850-1870's, which was all realistically crafted in the same materials that would've been used at that time.

On top of his showing accomplishments, Ricky also held an important job at BreyerFest: Being the trusted mount of Breyer's own Stephanie Macejko during the opening ceremonies for many years! Ricky adored people and attention, so he was right at home in the spotlight!  Ricky passed away in 2020, but lives on in fond memories of tens of thousands of Breyerfest fans.  His model was retired in 2021.

This fellow is Factory Mint with a pearly finish that blends some of his spots for a cool look.  He features softly striped feet and a mottled muzzle.  He even comes with his original box.

Size:  Traditional

Breyer Model #1435

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